Illinois’ Decade of Lost Legends


[] Since 2007, Illinois has lost at least seven destinations popular with legend trippers. Later this year, Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building will join this unfortunate list. Each of these locations was a historic building in Illinois, and each was home to popular legends and ghost stories. We very much regret the loss of these irreplaceable landmarks, […]

Peoria State Hospital’s Other Demolished Building


[] Yesterday, we reported that Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building in Bartonville, Illinois is slated for demolition this year. Loss of this historic (and allegedly haunted) building will be a blow to the community, but it is not the first former Peoria State Hospital building to meet the wrecking ball. In 2007, the Village of Bartonville demolished a […]

Time is Short for Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building


[] Long rumored to be haunted, Peoria State Hospital’s majestic Bowen Building in Bartonville, Illinois may soon join the list of legendary locations lost to the wrecking ball. According to WMBD News, Bartonville’s board of trustees approved a $400,000 loan earlier this month that will cover the cost to demolish the Bowen Building. The village hopes […]

Illinois’ Lost Destinations


[] The removal of Morgan Cottage at Manteno State Hospital in Kankakee County, Illinois has added one more landmark to the list of allegedly haunted places lost to legend-trippers over the past two decades. Some, like Alonzi’s Villa in Brookfield, the Lindbergh School on Shoe Factory Road in Hoffman Estates, and Sacred Heart Chapel at […]


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